May 29, 2021

The human genome has finally been completely sequenced after 20 years

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When scientists first announced that they had read all of a person’s DNA 20 years ago, they were still missing some bits. Now, with the benefit of far better methods for reading DNA, it has finally been possible to read the whole thing from end to end.

Two decades after the first drafts of the human genome were published, new sequencing technologies mean it is finally complete – and could show us more than ever.

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